None of the paint adhesion problems that are seen with Soda Blasting
What kind of abrasive does we use?
The Dustless Blaster can use just about any abrasive that sinks in water and doesn’t dissolve. Our favorite is recycled bottle glass because it’s clean, cheap, good for a wide range of jobs and eco-friendly. For really tough jobs we can use Garnet.
Since water is used, won’t it rust metal?
We use a rust inhibitor to prevent flash rusting for up to 72 hours. This extremely effective rust inhibitor is added to the blast water to prevent flash rust during blasting, and then used to rinse after blasting is complete.
What happens to the abrasive after blasting?
The abrasive will settle on the ground beneath or very near to whatever you’re blasting. If you’re in a place where you need to dispose of this media, the easiest way is to spread out some plastic before you begin blasting, and roll it up after blasting.
Can the Dustless Blaster cause warping like sandblasting can?
Warping occurs when the metal heats up due to friction from dry abrasive. The Dustless Blaster will not cause warping, because friction and heat are reduced by the water. In fact the temperature of the metal being blasted usually comes down about 10 degrees from ambient. Some people say warping can still occur regardless of temperature, we disagree. Have you ever seen a blacksmith working cold metal?
Will the Dustless Blaster damage chrome and glass?
Glass and chrome can be damaged by any kind of abrasive blasting. You should always mask off the chrome and glass prior to blasting.